It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to celebrate all the moms in everyone’s life!

Saturday, May 12th

2018 Spring Organic Plant Sale

What: The Compost Education Centre (CEC) is hosting our 16th annual all-organic spring plant sale! The event is on Saturday May 12th, 10am-2pm at the CEC demonstration site at 1216 North Park Street. The Spring Organic Plant Sale features local farmers offering a wide variety of organically grown vegetable, flower and herb seedlings to get you off to a successful start this growing season.
Where: The Victoria Compost Education Centre
1216 North Park
When: 10 am – 2 pm
Cost: Free!

Third Annual Oaklands Street Party & Garage Sale Day

What: Join the Oaklands Community Association at Oaklands Community Centre for a jam-packed, family-friendly day. Start your day off with a $5 pancake breakfast at Oaklands Community Centre from 8-9:30 am. The Street Party runs from 12-4 pm and features music, food trucks (Jackson’s Ice Cream, Tamales Don Carlos, Saltchuck Pie Company and more), a bouncy castle, face painting, colouring contest (with a chance to win some Market Bucks for the Oaklands Sunset Market), family-friendly activities by Victoria Symphony and Sportball Victoria, beer garden featuring Hoyne Brewing Company and Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse and garage sales across the whole neighbourhood.
Where: Oaklands Community Association
1-2827 Belmont Ave
When: 12 pm – 4 pm
Cost: Free

Working Studio Art Show

What: An ambitious exhibition showcasing the work of 11 artists. The title “Working Studio” derives from the fact that artists will be painting on site throughout the event. The works in the show express diverse styles and subject matter, ranging from abstract to figurative and representational. Members of the Zebra Art Collective have displayed their work locally at juried and non-juried shows, as well as in galleries, cafes, and the Victoria airport.
Where: Victoria Arts Council
636 Fort Street
When: 12 pm – 8 pm

Esquimalt Buccaneer Days Parade

What: Bands, Floats, and Pirates Oh My!! Everyone loves a parade. The annual Buccaneer Days Parade starts at Dominion St. at 10:00am and heads down Esquimalt Rd. to Admirals. It’s been a community favorite for generations.
Where Esquimalt Rd
When: 10 am – 11 am

Oak Bay Village Spring Nosh

What: Oak Bay Village is celebrating spring’s arrival with a mini food fest. Check out fresh flavours and seasonal bites while enjoying live music, beverage garden and socializing with friends and neighbours.
Sample bites are $2 each and larger portions available for various prices. A range of food will be available including charcuterie, seafood including spot prawns, sausage barbecue, fish and chips and more.
Where: 2020 Oak Bay Ave
V8R 1E4
When: 11 am – 5 pm
Cost: Free to attend!

Mother’s Day Breakfast Kids Cooking Demo

What: Bring your kids down to the Market for this FREE Kid’s Cooking Demo. Mike Haddow, from GoodLife Fitness, will be teaching the kids how to make a simple Mother’s Day breakfast!
Today, learn how to make an easy Mothers Day breakfast!
Where: The Victoria Public Market
6 – 1701 Douglas St
When: 12 pm – 12:30 pm
Cost: Free

Blue Moon Marquee

What: Blue Moon Marquee is a Gypsy Blues band that stem from the wild rose foothills of Alberta. A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Bandlands Jass (vocals, bass, drums) write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves.
Where: Northern Quarter
1724 Douglas Street,
When: 9 pm until late
Cost: By Donation

Esquimalt Buccaneer Days Dance

What: The ever-popular, annual, Buccaneer Days Dance. This is a 19+ event as alcohol will be available. Join us on the evening of May 12th to dance the night away to the rockin’ tunes of Rocksteady and Consenting Adults.
Where: Archie Browning Sports Centre
1151 Esquimalt Rd
When: 6 pm – 1 am
Cost: Advance tickets are available at Len Frasers’s Barber Shop (Esquimalt Rd.) and at the Esquimalt Police Station (500 Park Plc.) for $15.00. Tickets will also be $15.00 at the door.

Mother’s Day Workshop

What: Free Spirit Botanicals is hosting a workshop for Mother’s Day. You’ll be making Rose bath salts, and discussing the amazing benefits of all the ingredients. You will also get a custom made jar of the bath salts to take home!
Ticket price includes all materials needed, exclusive recipe, finished product and a custom label.
Where: Free Spirit Botanicals
549 Johnson St
When: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Qi YogaFlow – Karma Class

What: Qi Yoga Flow™ is a Hatha Yoga flow class best described as a flowing, dynamic yoga practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. Most classes feature several elements of traditional Hatha yoga— vigorous sun salutations, standing poses, preparation for arm balances & backbends, with focus on gaze point guided by a steady breath. Hatha Flow excellent for students who find that sweating and movement helps create a state of physical exertion and mental concentration leading to deep relaxation and steadiness after class.
Where: Warrior Martial Arts
3946 Quadra St
When: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Cost: By donation


What: This will be the fourth year the tournament has been hosted in Langford. Dynamic and fast-paced rugby, combined with entertainment and family fun, this will be an experience you don’t want to miss. There’s sporting events and then there’s Sevens!
Where: Westhills Stadium
1089 Langford Parkway
When: 10:30 am
Cost: Get your tickets here!

The James Bay Community Market

What: The James Bay Market is a vibrant community farmers market located at the corner of Menzies and Superior Street in the heart of James Bay. You will still find yourself surrounded by a bounty of fresh local produce and farm goods, beautiful and unique artisan crafts and fresh ready-to-eat foods.
Along with a unique community shopping experience, live local music by some of the area’s most talented musicians will entertain you throughout the day. There is also a children’s play area and plenty of room to sit and relax or have a bite to eat, while you take in the ambience of the market.
Where: The Corner of Menzies and Superior Street
V8V 1S5
When: 9 am – 3 pm
Cost: Free admission

Victoria Etsy Artisans Spring Mother’s Day Event

What: All your favorite Hand crafted Artisans from Victoria and surrounding Island areas come together for a one day event featuring their Hand made creations. From Local clothing, jewelry, bath and body, and artwork, these small businesses keep our families and community in touch in this special Mother’s Day event. Bring your mom and treat her to something unique and local.
Where: Tillicum Mall
3170 Tillicum Road
When: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: Free

Gordon Head Colossal Community Lawn Sale

What: Join us for the biggest lawn sale that Gordon Head has ever seen!!
Crafters, vendors and families – join us to sell your stuff.There will be plants, crafts, home-baking, and many, many garage sales – all on the lawn at St Dunstan’s.
Where: St Dunstan’s Anglican Church
1806 San Juan Avenue
When: 11 am – 2 pm


Sunday, May 13th

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

What: There’s no better way to celebrate a Mother’s grace and beauty than with Venus Sophia’s Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. She will find the occasion ever more special as memories are made to be cherished over great tea, food, conversation and a gorgeous setting.
Where: Venus Sophia Tea Room & Vegetarian Eatery
540 Fisgard Street
When: 11 am – 5 pm

Buccaneer Days Afternoon Tea

What: Join the Keekz crew on Mothers Day at the Esquimalt Buccaneers Day Market and Craft Fair.
They will be serving our local coffee and teas along with some of our favourite house baked goods.
If you’ve been wanting to make it to Keekz, but work during the week, here’s your chance to try some of our most popular baking and fresh coffee and tea!
Where: Archie Browning Sports Centre
1151 Esquimalt Rd
When: 10 am – 4 pm

Plant Based Cheese Making

What: This two day intensive, will provide students with an introduction to lactic-acid culturing, growing their own plant-based starter cultures, applying those cultures in plant-based cheesemaking and highlighting some of the key variables and basic troubleshooting for making cultured plant-based cheeses at home.
Where: Hold
422 Craigflower Rd
When: 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Mother’s Day Pineapple canvas class for two

What: Bring in your special person to spend some time with them. $55 for two people to enjoy our canvas class and eat Pizza and enjoy refreshments. All instruction, materials and Pizza and refreshments included.
Where: Fired Up! Paint your own ceramics studio
1801 Fort Street,
When: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: Get your tickets here!

Moms, Mimosas, and Moss Baskets

What: Treat Mom to a relaxing afternoon of Mimosa’s and Moss Baskets…
In this class each person will be building a beautiful 12″ moss basket to take home and show off.
Baskets can be made for sun or shade and a number of color schemes are available
Where: GardenWorks
4290 Blenkinsop Rd
When: 1 pm – 3 pm
Cost: $60 per person. Cost includes all supplies needed as well as snacks and drinks.

Sea Cider May Day

What: You’re invited to our May Day Celebrations, Mother’s Day Edition, May 13th from 11am-4pm at Sea Cider!
Bring your amazing mom down and join Sea Cider for a day of fun-filled, family events at the Farm & Ciderhouse in celebration of the 2000-year-old English May Day tradition.
Expect everything from spring-inspired food by our exclusive catering partners, live May Day dancing performances, children’s activities, guided tours, a complimentary glass of cider or sparkling apple juice upon arrival, and much more!
Where: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
2487 Mt. St. Michael Road
When: 11 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free admission – food and cider tickets will be available for purchase.

Mother’s Day Wine Tour

What: Enjoy a relaxing day of wine, food, and fun in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. Tour includes all tasting fees, light lunch, a behind the scenes tour, round-trip transportation, and a fantastic wine guide. Plus for this tour only, we are giving everyone an additional glass of wine for FREE! Celebrate the amazing women in your life in style.
Where: Pickup 660 Oswego St
9:45 am – 4 pm
Get your tickets here!

23rd Annual Royal Roads University Mother’s Day Paint-in and Craft Fair

What: Celebrate Mother’s Day in the beautiful Hatley Park and gardens. Join us for the 23rd Royal Roads University Mother’s Day Paint-in and Craft Fair and share in this remarkable community outdoor festival. Take a stroll in the heritage gardens and watch the plein air painters capture the magic of this special place. There is family entertainment, main-stage performances, children’s crafts, local artisans and vendors and historical displays inside Hatley Castle. It’s a day to celebrate the mom with the whole family.
Where: Hatley Park National Historic Site
2005 Sooke rd
When: 11 am – 4 pm

Mother’s Day Spring Florals Paint Party

What: Spend Mother’s Day afternoon together creating bright, spring inspired paintings. Olivia will guide you through the whole process from plotting your composition to mixing colours to adding the final touches. All supplies, afternoon tea and treats included.
Where: McTavish Academy Of Art
1720 McTavish Rd
When: 1 pm – 4 pm
Cost: $30 – $55

For more things to do, check out our events page!


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